WAILUA, Hawai'i – The second-ranked Duke men’s golf team carded the low round of the tournament with a 13-under par 275 on Friday as the Blue Devils charged up the leaderboard at the John Burns Intercollegiate in Hawai'i.
Duke entered Round 2 in fifth place, but following its red-hot round on Friday, will head to Saturday’s final round in second place and just two strokes back of No. 11 Arizona State with 18 holes to play. ASU (-18), Duke (-16), No. 20 Texas A&M (-12), UNLV (-9) and No. 24 BYU (-9) round out the top five in the 20-team field.
Senior Alex Smalley and junior Chandler Eaton each fired round of four-under 68 on Friday, while junior Steven DiLisio posted a 69 as Duke shaved 10 strokes off its Thursday score. Smalley and Eaton are each tied for fourth on the individual leaderboard at six-under par (138), while DiLisio is tied for 10th at five-under par (139).
Junior Adrien Pendaries sliced five strokes off Thursday’s score with a 70 on Friday and is tied for 44th (145), while sophomore Evan Katz posted a 73 and is tied for 82nd (150). Playing individually, senior Shrish Dwivedi shot an even-par 72 on Friday and is tied for 50th at two-over.
Smalley opened his round with a double-bogey, but ripped off four straight birdies, and six birdies over the first seven holes, on his way to Friday’s 68. Eaton’s and DiLisio’s rounds were each highlighted by six birdies.
Saturday’s final round at the par-72, 6,991-yard Wailua Golf Club begins at 8 a.m. HT (1 p.m. ET). Duke will be paired with ASU, UNLV and Texas A&M on Saturday.
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